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napolitano visited staten island today. she was here to help assure residents that they will be getting the assistance that they need. but, scott, the recovery here is going to be a long one. houses are destroyed, power lines are down, the destruction is everywhere. >> pelley: anna, it was just earlier today that the mayor insisted that the marathon would go on. word that he has canceled it now is just reaching the runners where michelle miller is tonight. michelle? >> reporter: scott, that is definitely the case. we spoke to a group of irish runnerrunners who arrived just . they are furious. they say they spent some $30,000 to fly over here today. they understand what the people are going through but they just believe that postponing the race this late in time was just the wrong decision. some 47,000 runners were expected to compete on sunday but critics say that starting the race in staten island, a place so devastated by the storm was insensitive and that it would be a drain to vital emergency services. mayor bloomberg origina originay insisted it would not be but then the outcry gre
of new york city's deaths happened on staten island. secretary of state janet napolitano will be there today. anna werner is there. >> reporter: good morning. homes are destroyed. the storm threw cars like toys. that's what it looks like all down this street yet many residents say they believe they've been ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten borough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours into other parts of new york and new jersey. >> a lot of people are here. a lot of people are hurting. so, it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and dozens of streets are impassable. still, the city is planning to go ahead with its annual marathon, which kicks off on staten island's verrazano bridge sunday. >> we're far from fine. the fact the mayor wants to have a marathon this weekend
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